Culver City's Craftiest Cocktail Bars


Among other more pigeonholed Los Angeles neighborhoods, Culver City is a bastion of independence, promising patrons a new experience nightly. Our top 5 favorite cocktail bars in this area are proof that when your reach into the mixed bag that is L.A., you're bound to pull out a winner. Scattered across Culver City, each of these cocktail bars display some part of Angeleno culture. There are the bars flooded with fedora wearing blokes, bespectacled in faux glasses. There are the relaxed spots that serve up cocktails with a refined sense of nonchalance in perfectly sparse venues. There are the elegant places where you take a date you're trying to impress. And of course, there are the awesome theme venues that deliver theatrics flawlessly. Some of these places welcome people in with warm arms, and others might require a little finesse or even a password to gain entrance. But no matter which of these cocktail bars and lounges you end up at, you're sure to feel a unique vibe that only these cool venues can provide. Explore these spots now and let us know if your favorites made the cut. - Darianne Dobbie


Create Nightclub

Create Nightclub

Some of the world's biggest DJs perform at this Hollywood hangout, which also hosts experimental talent and next-big-thing artists. Owned by Insomniac Events and sbe, it's a high-profile nightclub for beautiful people and bottle popping. Check it out >>

6021 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

OHM Nightclub
OHM Nightclub
6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 433 Hollywood, CA 90028
Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Finn McCool s

Finn McCool's

Live music, friendly faces, traditional Irish cuisine and a wide selection of whiskeys and draught beers await you at Finn McCool's, an authentic Irish pub in Santa Monica. Check it out >>

2700 Main St
Santa Monica CA 90405

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
3Dog Cantina

3Dog Cantina

Its time to discover your new favorite Mexican restaurant and bar in Hollywood. Check it out >>

1615 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

The Federal Bar

The Federal Bar

North Hollywood just got its groove back or should we say-- established its groove with the edition of The Federal Bar. Check it out >>

5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood CA 91601
Hotel Cafe
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
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